Well, after my incident on the river last weekend, I am reconsidering my alternatives regarding anchors / retrieval. Has anyone ever used the Buoy Retrieval method pictured? Where you motor forward & around the anchor, and pull it free and then it'll come to the service were the buoy holds while you pull in the slack rope and anchor? I was considering making one out of a dock buoy and a 4 - 5" ring? Has anyone made one before? Or, do you use a Anchor Winch? I would get an anchor winch, but I'd rather not mount one to the front of my boat! (See Pic). Regardless, I do plan to get an Anchor Roller w/ rope pinch for the front of the boat. I just noticed that depths above 15' (approx.) seem to be very difficult to bring in an anchor by hand - back buster!